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Destiny Update 2.1.1 Will Change Special Ammo Economy in Crucible

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Bungie is bringing some changes on how it reports Destiny and general company updates.

 Whoa, wait! you say. Is this the Bungie Weekly Update? 

It was, for many years. Today, we’re giving it a new name so it would no longer be confused with Patch Notes. Bungie has long enjoyed taking a moment out of each week to share something from our studio with the players of our games. We may have outgrown the name in the complex era of Destiny, but we have not outgrown the weekly ritual of friendship.

But beyond a title change, Bungie is talking Destiny Update 2.1.1 which could change how you play Crucible for the better, I think. Details after the jump.

PS3 Update 4.78 & PS Vita Update 3.57 Remove Facebook Functionality

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PS3 update 4.78 and PS Vita update 3.57 are now live and ready for your downloading pleasure. Neither update is required to continue gaming though some select titles might be affected by it. Seeing how both updates are fairly small (PS3 – 206MB & PS Vita 137MB), I’d recommend just getting them out of the way to ensure you don’t have any problems going forward.

However unlike other updates that are either vague like ‘bug fixes and system improvements’ or specific where they bring on a host of new features, both updates here are designed to remove functionality from the PS3 and PS Vita. More after the jump.

‘Destiny: The Taken King’ Now Includes Previous 2 DLC for $40

Destiny: The Taken King DLCIf you’re not playing Destiny, you’re truly missing out one of the best experiences on PS4 and lucky for you, Bungie now has one hell of a deal for you. Destiny: The Taken King, the newest expansion and almost thought of as Destiny 2 by many now includes the previous two DLC for $39.99. That means you get

  • The Taken King
  • Expansion I: The Dark Below
  • Expansion II: House of Wolves
  • Level 25 Character Boost

You can read more about level boosters here. If you’re not playing Destiny, you seriously owe it to yourself to give the game a shot and if you are, you need The Taken King to see what you’re missing.

GoPro Channel Launches on PS3 & PS4

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Sony is beefing up PlayStation as a destination to consume media with the arrival of the GoPro channel. Available now on PS3 and PS4, the GoPro channel will allow users

 to stream GoPro content on-demand and browse GoPro cameras and accessories 

That’s not all:

 PlayStation will get an exclusive in the form of The 66th Parallel show, or discovering Iceland with Ben Brown. 

More details after the jump.

PSA: ‘Destiny: Sparrow Racing League’ Is Now Live

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Readers of the site know that I’m a huge Destiny fan. In fact, it’s pretty much what I’ve played all year long, due to its ability of allowing me to play for hours on end or just jump in for 15 to 20 minutes and still accomplish something. Having started on December 8th and lasting till December 29th, Bungie is introducing what we’ve all wanted from the beginning: Sparrow racing.

Dubbed the Sparrow Racing League, the free event is available for owners of The Taken King DLC. According to Bungie, anybody

  who participate[s] will be able to earn rewards unique to the mode. This includes racing suits for their Guardian and new sparrows. 

PlayStation platforms will have also have access to a timed-exclusive Sparrow Racing quest, which rewards a unique Sparrow. 

After the jump, a trailer for the fun new mode which is part TRON, part WipEout, and both part awesome.

Why I Love Crucible (PVP) in Destiny – a 1 Minute Video

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Friends, family, and readers of this site know that I love Destiny. Seeing how this isn’t a site that’s ran by tons of writers, I usually limit my coverage of games to titles I myself find compelling. For that reason, you’re more likely to see me talk about Destiny, Uncharted, and DriveClub than Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. I say write about what you know. (Just to give you an idea as how horrible my back catalogue is. I still haven’t launched Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag though I purchased on day one.)

One thing that I love about Destiny is how accessible the game is. If I have 15 minutes to play, it takes all but 2-minutes to boot up my PS4 and be in orbit. Once there, I can do a quick strike or a few rounds of crucible. If I have a little bit more time, to the tower I go for bounties or perhaps I try to put together a nightfall strike or even raid.

As you can imagine, The Taken King was pre-ordered a long time ago and downloaded on day one when it launched but none of the experiences I write about are specific to that DLC. After the jump, a fun two-minute video that highlights a random Destiny Crucible (PVP) encounter someone recorded that shows why this game is so much fun. Seriously try to watch the video and not smile.

PSA: Destiny 2.0 Is Now Live, Requires 18GB on PS4

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As promised, Destiny 2.0 is now live for all Guardians on PlayStation. That means those playing Destiny on PS3 or PS4 will be booted from their gameplay in order for the mandatory update to be downloaded and installed. Preparing the game for the massive The Taken King DLC, Destiny 2.0 will bring with it it a lot of changes, including the removal of two features that you should be aware of. It’s worth noting that Destiny 2.0 takes up a ton of space on PS4 and even more on PS3. Those details after the jump.

Destiny 2.0 Will Remove 2 Features That You Should Be Aware Of

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We’ve already outlines the massive amount of changes that will come with Destiny 2.0 which will be released for free sometime this upcoming week. While we’re getting a lot of additional goodies like higher level caps and slots for bounties, two features will be going away as Bungie prepares for a new world when The Taken King arrives. After the jump, we reveal what they are.

Destiny 2.0 Details Reveal Some Massive Changes

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Prior to the release of The Taken King which launches on September 15th, Bungie will release Destiny 2.0 that will bring with it some massive changes to their now one year old world. With Destiny 2.0, Bungie is also preparing the game for The Taken King which promises to rework a lot of the games function as well as bring a massive amount of new content. Some tweaks with the latest update include increasing the level cap to 40, bounty slots increasing to 16, and a new quest screen.

After the jump, the full changes that will come with Destiny 2.o.

Despite Drama, Hideo Kojima Vows to “Keep Creating”

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If you’ve been paying attention to the gaming sector this past year, you’ll note a little bit of drama between legendary game developer Hideo Kojima and his long time publisher, Konami. Once inseparable, the two will see each other part ways after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima and Konami have already had a very public falling out with Konami performing petty things such as removing the creators name from websites and content having to do with Metal Gear.

With already a high cinematic flair, many wondered what Kojima would do after MGS5 is released. His comments after the jump.

Xur Has Gjallarhorn (and How to Get Enough Strange Coins)

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Stop what you’re doing -even if it’s open heart surgery! – as Xur has once again stocked up on the infamous Gjallarhorn. That’s right, for the price of just 17 Strange Coins, you and your loved ones can experience all that is almost awesome (will be fully awesome once you have Wolf Pack rounds). For the unacquainted, the Gjallarhorn is the strongest weapon in Destiny and a rare one to find. Even more rare is Xur selling one. At last count, I believe only one other time has Xur, the black arms dealer who appears over the weekend and disappears before midnight on Sundays offered this exotic weapon.

If you’re short on coins, you can find our guide after the jump with tips on how to attain Strange Coins (including an easy way to get 9) and the hilarity that has ensued on Twitter over players going nuts for the rare beast.

Destiny Update 1.2.0.5 Now Live

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In late July, word came out about Destiny update 1.2.0.5. The patch, which at the time lacked a release date, was designed to include a fix for the Husk of the Pit as well as bring rewards to those who helped with the Nepal relief efforts.

Now Destiny update 1.2.0.5 is live and includes a few extra tweaks. Those details await you after the jump.

‘Destiny: The Taken King’ Will Offer New Gear

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Hey Guardians, feeling tired of the same ol’ gear that you’ve been upgrading over the past year? Heard of The Taken King, the giant new DLC that’s set for release on September 15th? Well beyond all the goodies like new weapons, raids, storyline, and strikes, Bungie is also adding new gear as well.

More info after the jump.

‘Destiny’ Update 1.2.0.5 Addresses Husk of the Pit & Nepal Aid

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Prior to Destiny update 2.0, which will usher in with it big changes to the game’s weapon system and prepare us all for The Taken King DLC, Bungie will release Destiny update 1.2.0.5. As the numbering scheme indicates, it won’t be a large update.

So what can we expect from the update? Those details after the jump.

Top ‘Destiny’ Community Wish List Revealed

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Over at the official Destiny forums, Community Manager Chris Cozmo23″ Shannon has put together a list of features most requested by Destiny players. While not giving them in the specific order of most requested to least, the community wish list is an interesting hodge podge of features that could either enhance the game or completely cripple it.

That list after the jump.

Destiny Update 2.0 Will Bring Major Changes to Exotic Weapons

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Along side the heavily anticipated The Taken King DLC will be Destiny update 2.0 and with it will come some major changes to weapons and in turn, likely change the way you play the game. Bungie has heard our complaints loud and clear and auto rifles will once again become more powerful and finally useful again.

Auto Rifle:

  • Increase base damage
  • Start damage falloff closer to the player to emphasize its role as a close to medium range weapon
  • Small reduction in base stability. Landing shots at optimal range is unaffected, but repeated precision hits require more weapon control to land consistently
  • Boost damage by 10% against AI combatants

Along side tweaks to the auto rifle and other normal weapons in your arsenal, Bungie is making major tweaks to exotic weapons like Gjallarhorn, Thorn, and Ice Breaker. After the jump, the full break down of weapons in Destiny Update 2.0.

Long Time ‘Destiny’ Players to Receive “Something Better” Than The Taken King Collector’s Edition Perks

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In Destiny land, there’s been some brouhaha about the upcoming mega DLC, The Taken King. As a quick recap, Bungie will release Destiny: The Taken King on September 15th for $39.99. While a bit steep for DLC, this isn’t any normal DLC.

With The Taken King, Bungie is offering new subclasses, stories, strikes, and raids along side new weapons and armor. For most hardcore fans, the DLC price in fact isn’t an issue as the onslaught of new content is a welcomed thing. The sticking point instead is the inclusion of three emotes that will be available exclusively in the collector’s edition which includes the game and previous two DLC and in turn, means you’re repurchasing content you already own.

Fear now however as Bungie isn’t forgetting those who’ve been on Destiny from day one.

PlayStation Store Update (05-19-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for May 19, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can jump into the highly anticipated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Farming Simulator 15.

PlayStation Vita users now have access to Alien Shooter and there is a large sale entitled Extended Play which features discounts on several games that include Season Passes/DLC.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for May include Ether One (PS4), The Unfinished Swan (PS3/PS4), and Murasaki Baby (PS Vita).

Destiny: House of Wolves – Official Gameplay Trailer

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Guardians, excitement continues to build for House of Wolves, the upcoming expansion for Destiny. Available for PS3 and PS4, House of Wolves will arrive on May 19th and bring with it:

  • New weapons, armor, and gear
  • New story missions and social space
  • New competitive event: Trials of Osiris
  • New multiplayer maps
  • New co-op mode: Prison of Elders
  • New Strike: The Shadow Thief

After the jump, an official gameplay trailer awaits you.

PlayStation Store Update (05-12-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for May 12, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can jump into Toren, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and Project Cars.

PlayStation 3 users now have access to the Prototype Franchise Bundle and PlayStation Vita users now have access to Breach & Clear. 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for May include Ether One (PS4), The Unfinished Swan (PS3/PS4), and Murasaki Baby (PS Vita).

PlayStation Store Update (05/05/15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for May 5, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

PlayStation 3 users can now play Chariot and PlayStation Vita users now have access to Cosmophony (3-way cross buy) . 

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for May include Ether One (PS4), The Unfinished Swan (PS3/PS4), and Murasaki Baby (PS Vita).